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Awakening the Eye: Robert Frank's American Cinema

George Kouvaros


As the first book-length study of Robert Frank’s work in film and video, Awakening the Eye provides a new account of the career of one of America’s most important twentieth-century artists. Keeping the dual nature of Frank’s career as a photographer-filmmaker in mind, each of the chapters pays particular attention to those instances when ideas and ways of working developed in one media leave their mark on another. By examining Frank’s films in the context of his more widely recognized photographic work, this study stands as a model of cross-media history in which film and photography are viewe ... More

Keywords: Robert Frank, Film studies, Visual art, Photography, American film

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816695560
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816695560.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George Kouvaros, author
University of New South Wales